I see this as GOOD! I don't understand why this attitude exists.
Because the vast majority of cheap clones, which are not just from China, are of bad quality. Sometimes the boards have the wrong components (FTDI chip but claiming to be a Uno), counterfeit components, don't have the bootloaders burned, don't power up, or etc.
There's nothing wrong with providing a less expensive, quality, product. The problem is that the cheap clones aren't quality. It doesnt take long to notice the pattern that the clone boards the primary source of unexplainable problems. That is NOT good, especially for new users.